My latest magic star was stalled a little bit. I had originally thought that the magic of random would work once again for the block placement. I had all white and black prints paired with a gorgeous dawn sky batik. Everything should go with everything, right? My original placement of blocks on the design wall… Continue reading I love solutions!
I have known that I have an issue with using up my stash. I have more of everything than I will be able to use up in my lifetime. But I’ve come to realize that I have a specific area of weakness when it comes to using my fabric stash. I don’t often buy full… Continue reading I must confess…
My card making has come to close for a while. I did not finish the entire box of blank cards, but I’m very happy with the box of cards that I have produced. I’ll throw in the pics of the whole set at the end of this post. My new decision question is coming up… Continue reading More black…or not?
I have a big box of greeting card blanks that I’ve been using for my cards. Mentally my goal is to finish the full box and then be done with them for a while. I think I have about 20 left to do and with a little concentrated time, I could get them out in… Continue reading Closing in…
Not much chance this past week to get any blogging done, and mostly not a lot to tell you about anyway! Since what our grandson does, we do, we got to enjoy a second track meet in the cold. AND it was raining. After a beautiful, warm sunny spring day. Quite miserable, but that’s what… Continue reading Bits and bartering
So good to make dedicated all quilt/all weekend time, even though it’s at home. A lot of retreat social aspects are missing, and so are the snacks, but you still get to connect with your people and you get a lot of work done. These were my chosen fabrics and I decided to keep it… Continue reading Virtual quilt retreat
When I make a quilt top that I really like, I am much more likely to go ahead and get it quilted now. I have waaaay too many unfinished tops sitting on the shelves! Obviously, I love the thrill of designing and creating the tops more than I love the quilting part of it–at least… Continue reading Stars update
Pictures don’t lie. My last post showed you the basic quilt design for my Stars At Night quilt. As I started to build, things went quite quickly, until I got to this center part. That was all fiddly and fussy and took a while. I ended up needing to make one more ‘house’ and then… Continue reading Hmmm…maybe I need to measure.
Working with improv has both plus and minus considerations. Plus–no patterns, free form cutting and piecing, no seams to match or pieces to fit until final assembly. Minus–fitting weird shapes and unique sizing together in final assembly. This is pretty much the final design of the improv scrap Stars At Night quilt. See all those… Continue reading Fiddly fixing
Sewing, sewing, sewing strips together, without a plan is kinda boring. But it makes it easier when you do start to get a plan to have sewn sections from which to pick. I made a couple of those wonky stars to join those that fell off that shelf and now I know why I won’t… Continue reading And back to the strips…